Ohio man sentenced for writing racial hate letters

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A man who wrote hundreds of hateful letters to black and mixed-race men has been sentenced in Cleveland to three years and 10 months in prison.

David Tuason (TOO'-uh-sun) apologized for his behavior in federal court. He said he never meant to hurt anybody, and that he sent the threatening letters because a black man had stolen, as he put it, the girlfriend he planned to marry.

Among those targeted by the letters: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

Prosecutors said Tuason, who is of Filipino descent, sent more than 200 hateful letters or e-mails, many to black or mixed-race men seen with white women.

FBI agents arrested Tuason in March after tracking e-mails sent from a public library.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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